“When it comes to companies that I look forward to working with, Ron and Robinette Architects is at the top of the list. Not only are his designs impeccable, his integrity and dedication to his projects and clients are second to none. In my professional experience, this is a rare combination indeed. Giving a recommendation is not a minor thing, as hard earned reputations can be injured. In Robinette Architects' case, however, you can be absolutely 100% confident that you have an ally that will take great care of you and your new home.”

-Azure Gallery, LLC

 “Ron Robinette was a true pleasure to work with. It was clear from speaking to his references and reading reviews/testimonials that he is the best in his field. It quickly became apparent that choosing Ron as our architect was the right decision-- he exceeded all of our expectations. My husband and I live in Orange County, CA and so an architect that was accessible and that we could communicate easily with was of the utmost importance. Despite having multiple other projects, Ron always made us feel like we were his only clients and top priority.

Ron was extremely knowledgeable about the county regulations and our HOA CC&Rs and we had no issues with obtaining the appropriate permits and approval. He was able to synthesize our ideas, style, and inspiration while bringing his expertise to the project to create an immaculate end product. We would highly recommend Ron without hesitation. Thank you Ron for designing our dream home!”

-Maili Drachman

 “I can highly recommend both the Robinette Architects and the Robinette Construction Co. I had the pleasure of working with them on designing and building a beautiful contemporary house on 73 acres. Ron even found the property for this magnificent home. He was a pleasure to work with.

Always upbeat with great ideas and knowledge of ever phase of the project, including the interior design. One of the major benefits over a year after completion is that Ron continues to assist with new ideas and execution. If you want the best without any brain damage I encourage you to enlist the Robinette firms.”

-Larry Malcolmson

“I've been building Finer custom homes in Tucson for over 30 years. Throughout my career I've enjoyed a close professional relationship with Robinette Architects. So much so that over the years I've exclusively turned to Ron to design every one of my firms many Spec Home projects. I consider Ron's knowledge, professionalism, attention to details and quality of Construction Documents to be the best in the industry.

When Planning, Designing and Building a project I believe teamwork is of the most importance. It is a part of my firm’s mission statement to offer the best teamwork in the business. I believe Robinette Architects is the finest in the industry when it come to heading that team. It has been a great privilege working with Ron over the past three decades and I look forward to doing many more of his firms projects.”

-Mark Alan

 “Ron Robinette served as both architect and builder on our 3 year project, The site was complex to build upon, but he designed an elegant contemporary home that maximizes materials, views and energy efficiency.

It is inexpensive to live in and simple to maintain, as well as providing warm and comfortable spaces in which to enjoy our time. We highly recommend Robinette Architects and Constriction.”

–Sharon Malcomson

  “There is no question that Ron is the most professional, dedicated and talented architect in the Tucson area.

No question! He listens to his clients to produce their dream home, not his.

He even flew to MN to see how we liked to live before starting the job.”

–Scott Jones

“We worked with Ron to design and build our home in Oro Valley. Ron is a brilliant architect! His designs are unique and particular to the lot. He is very sensitive to the personalities of his clients and uses this sensitivity

throughout the design and building fazes. He is very detail oriented and he doesn't stop until the build is completely finished and his clients are very happy. I have worked with many great architects, but Ron is simply the best.”

–Elana Rocca

“We hired Ron Robinette, and his firm, to remodel our Joesler home, that was built in 1941. These homes are treasures and we wanted to update the home and systems, but also maintain the original charm and elegance. The remodel was no small job. It included architectural changes, complete replacement of the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and various other systems. In addition, we built a 1500 sq ft casita that is attached to the house. The job took almost two years and it exceeded our expectations. Ron has several great strengths. He can understand and "see" what the homeowner is attempting to achieve and he is able to put that vision into reality. He worked very well with the general contractor and the subs. We never had any problems during the construction that could not be resolved. The house is done and it is beautiful. We love living here and never intend to leave.

The house has been in several local and regional magazines and on home tours. I cannot recommend Ron and his firm highly enough. You will not be dissatisfied working with Ron.”

–Jeffry Owen

“First, Ron is a gentleman, and a great architect. He will design the home of your dreams, and when you move in, you will be blown away by the wonder of it, things you never dreamed of, he designed for you. AND MORE. He has designed many homes in Stone Canyon, and each is different, unique, and exactly what the customer wanted.

Check out his website and be very impressed.”

“Hiring Robinette Architects, Inc was the best decision we made regarding our home. We first became interested in the company when we saw some of their gorgeous projects in home magazines. We then did some research and found that the company had an impeccable reputation for professionalism and quality. The building process can be overwhelming but Ron and his team made it manageable for us. They were there every step of the way. Ron listened to me and my husband and was able to make both of us happy! Ron expanded upon our vision and designed the home of our dreams. He helped us prioritize in order to remain on budget and stick to our timeline.

His attention to detail amazes us to this very day. The design has created a very special forum for our family. We love our home and are never moving!”

 “Ron and his team are exceptional! I have been in the RE industry for over 20 years & I know first hand, he is THE BEST. Ron is exceptionally creative, kind, efficient and one of the most talented architects in the USA! WE had a wonderful experience and have built more than one home with him!”

–Nikki Halle

“We used Ron to help us design, retain builders, build and supervise the construction process of our custom home in Tucson Arizona in the Tortolita Mountain range. From walking the mountain lot to the final completion of the home, Ron ensured we received the highest level of service and a 5 star quality home that will endure the test of time. Ron was so exceptional we subsequently worked together to design and build the Legacy Apartments @ Dove Mountain a 168 unit project. One of Ron's finest qualities is his calm demeanor and ability to find solutions with builders and municipalities without adversarial tactics. He is a real problem solver and team player.

I would use him again without question.”

–Scott Lundberg

“Ron Robinette was great to work with. He had great ideas to solve a complex structural issue.

I can't say enough about his creativity and attention to detail. That includes following up with subcontractors to make sure they were on schedule.”

 –William Jones

“Ron Robinette turned my dream into a reality. For over ten years I cut pictures out of books, drew chicken scratch floor plans of my vacation home. When it was time to start my project I walked the property with Mr. Robinette and gave him all my clippings and rough drafts. My project with Robinette Architects was a vacation home in a different state than my permanent residence. Over the next 12 months (my timeframe) my ideas came to life. As first and second drafts started to arrive for my review, I was thrilled to see the attention to detail that Ron captured from our conversations and my notes. What Ron created truly took what I wanted and made it a show piece. As a client building from afar, having Robinette Architects stay on to over see the construction phase gave me piece of mind that my investment would come to completion as designed.

I found a great architect at the beginning of my project and by the end I found a friend.”



“It was a pleasure working with Ron Robinette and his team making our dream house a reality.

We started with a difficult lot on a steep hill, then asked Ron to design around a large rock formation and leave untouched all the saguaros. Ron created a beautiful contemporary home that blends the indoors and outdoors and highlighted the features of the location.

The design process was fun, creative and collaborative. Ron sketched changes in real time during design meetings, bringing concepts to life in front of our eyes. He incorporated everything in our "must have" list, most in our "would be nice" list, and several cool ideas we'd never have thought of.

Ron's oversight of the construction process was key in having the project completed to spec and to his personal high quality standards.”

–Ann Marie


  “My wife and I used Robinette Architects (and Ron Robinette) to design our 7,000+ sq. ft. home in Tucson. We are/were very particular in managing the design process, and Ron and his staff did an outstanding job throughout. He worked extremely well with our contractor, our interior designer, and with us. He's extremely professional, insightful and he "listened well" to our desires and suggestions. Ron also "managed" the construction process, as we lived out of Tucson at the time, and he kept us very well informed and up-to-date. He's an outstanding architect and truly a professional in every aspect of his work. We recommend him highly.”

–Ben Perks

“We built our dream home in Tucson while still living in Minnesota. We were so fortunate to have met Ron Robinette and engaged him as our architect. Ron provided truly exemplary services throughout the entire process.

His thoughtful dedication, inspired creativity, and attention to detail produced a magnificent home that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.”

–Hank Shea

 “Who would have imagined that a 35-year old, dated home with a small, unusable kitchen, crowded foyer and enclosed porch that masqueraded as a family room could have been transformed into a spacious contemporary home with a kitchen that my husband, a former chef, calls “a chef’s dream?” But that's exactly what happened!

When we considered purchasing our Tucson home, we were hesitant because it needed so much work.

However, because we were enchanted by the views, we moved forward with the hope that we could update the interior to create a comfortable home in which to retire.

To our great fortune, a friend, whose stunning Tucson home had been designed by Ron Robinette, suggested that we ask Ron to evaluate our space and recommend how it could be improved. That’s when the magic began.

We continue to marvel at Ron’s boundless creativity, professionalism and exceptional taste. From the moment we shared our initial goals with Ron, he was the perfect partner. Ron helped us seamlessly navigate the many choices and decisions involved in creating a tasteful and tranquil environment and was available every step of the way to ensure that our collaborative vision for our home was achieved.

We were always told that the process of undertaking the design and remodel of a home was a frightful process. Sadly for them, those who expressed this opinion clearly did not work with Ron Robinette and his colleagues or with Milestone Homes, the general contractor that Ron helped us select for our project. Working with Ron and Milestone Homes was as lovely an experience as how we feel each day in our transformed home.

We can’t thank Ron enough for his creativity, attention to detail and exceptional professionalism. The end result speaks for itself…..a beautiful representation of a perfect collaboration between architect and homeowner.”

“We HIGHLY recommend Ron!! This was our first experience building a home and we did it from afar.

Ron was always available for questions and checked on the progress with the builder and personally on a regular basis. Ron and all his staff are very professional. The entire process was seamless and enjoyable. Ron's knowledge is widespread as he excels in every home he designs.

We were very design specific and Ron exposed us to many great design details. We couldn't be happier!”

–Shaun Rae

“Ron Robinette Architects and his team are world class. I have worked with highly rated architects across the country and Ron and his team clearly are "the best and brightest". Most impressive are the interactions at the beginning where Ron learns what YOU want in your home...not what he thinks you should have. He was amazing at being able to understand who we were, how we wanted to live, the feelings we wanted to have when inside or outside of our home. He expertly and efficiently translated that understanding into a perfect design. He always met deadlines and the quality of his work is unmatched. When the inevitable large scale custom home problems arose, he promptly and wisely knew how to solve them. In addition he knew the high quality contractors to build the home and solve and construction challenges. Besides being an unparalleled and creative professional, he is a delight to work with. Who he is and how he does his work makes the complex process and challenges of designing and building a large custom home an enjoyable undertaking. I wholeheartedly and unequivocally recommend him and his firm.”

–Gary Seamans

“Ron is among the best at his profession, and we would recommend him to anyone considering the design of a custom home in Arizona. We hired Ron to be the architect for our custom home in Tucson around 2005. He was responsive, professional and creative-with a keen focus on the needs of his clients. As an example, he literally torn up his initial design concept when he learned of my wife's vision for the home. Based on this, he redid the plans, based on the combination of his/my wife's ideas. We love the end result.

Later, Ron designed an addition to our family room, successfully delivering a seamless look/feel that was consistent with the original, as if the room had been there from the beginning. Beyond this, Ron has designed at least a dozen homes in our community, and they range from our more traditional Tuscan style to very contemporary, demonstrating his range and flexibility. Last but not least, Ron is one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet-always friendly and polite. We'd be happy to serve as a reference for Ron at any time.”

“Wonderful outcome/on budget. Ron was easy to work with, listened well and was a good problem solver. Years after the hose was built, he's still willing to assist on weather related impacts on structure.”

“Ron Robinette is an amazing Architect & project manager. He designed our home in Tucson. After the house was built, Ron completed several Commercial & Residential projects for us as well. Ron & his staff are courteous and always there when we need them. Ron really listens to his clients needs & dreams.....believe me he makes all your dreams come true. I recommend Ron Robinette to everyone without hesitation.”

–Dr. Sarah Puri MD

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